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October 9, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Ford Center for the Performing Arts
100 University Avenue
University, MS 38677 United States
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Featuring: Deana Carter, Billy Dean, Teddy Gentry of the group Alabama and Lenny LeBlanc @ 7:30pm at the Ford Center

Showcasing some of the world’s best singers and songwriters, “The Heart Behind the Music” tour offers a chance to hear talented musicians talk about the meaning behind their hit songs while also treating ticket holders to outstanding performances. The tour includes Deana Carter, fresh off the release of her sixth studio album (“Southern Way of Life”), almost 20 years after her Grammy-nominated and first big hit, “Strawberry Wine.” She is joined by Billy Dean, whose first three albums were certified gold and who may be best known for his songs “Only Here for a Little While” and “If There Hadn’t Been You.”

Also appearing is Teddy Gentry and Lenny LeBlanc. Gentry is a member of the country music hall of fame and a founding member of the band Alabama. In addition to writing some of Alabama’s No. #1 hit songs, Teddy has had hits with artists such as George Strait and Jamey Johnson. Lenny LeBlanc is a successful songwriter and singer who was an integral part of the phenomenon that became known as Muscle Shoals Music. In the late 70’s LeBlanc’s hit ballad, “Falling” was heard on radio station across the country. He also continues to write pop and country songs, including hits like “Treat Her Right” for Sawyer Brown.


Friends of the Ford Center Pre-sale begins August 1

All Tickets on sale August 18



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